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By Audrey DeAnda
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
September 15, 1999

A man was arrested Monday night in relation to several burglaries and possession of drug paraphernalia after police caught him trespassing in a UA building, police reports stated.

Joe Deller, 24, of the 300 block of North Warren Avenue, was confronted by university police while he was rollerblading in the Stadium Club, 540 E. Vine Ave., reports stated.

According to reports, police recognized Deller from a previous offense and knew him as a methamphetamine user.

A background check on Deller showed he had an outstanding UAPD warrant against him and possible warrants issued by the Tucson Police Department, reports stated.

According to reports, Deller said he was in the club using the restroom and that custodial workers allowed him to use the facilities on another occasion.

Police discovered various tools, a random Social Security card, a UA key and a small pouch that contained five syringes and a spoon in Deller's fanny pack, reports stated.

Deller said he was still "shooting meth" and he was using the needles for that purpose, reports stated.

He said the last time he "shot up" was at lunchtime, reports stated.

Deller said he found the UA key a while ago and he thought it would be "cool" to keep it and he found the Social Security card earlier that day near East Sixth Street and North Fifth Avenue, reports stated.

According to reports, a detective later interviewed Deller in connection with several thefts and burglaries that have occurred on campus and cited him on suspicion of six burglaries.

Deller was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a public key and outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on theft charges. He was transported to Pima County Jail.

A woman was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of drug paraphernalia after a UA employee reported her trespassing in a campus building, reports stated.

Police went to the Old Chemistry building, 1306 E. University Blvd., at about 3:15 a.m. after a custodial worker reported a woman in the restroom on the first floor, reports stated.

An officer discovered Ruth Elias, 41, of the 11000 block of North Sanders Road on rollerblades in the building, reports stated.

Elias said she was in the building because she "had to use the potty," and she entered through an unlocked door, reports stated.

According to reports, police searched Elias and found a cloth sunglasses bag in her right sock that contained a small baggie with cotton remnants and a baggie with white power residue.

The bag also contained a hypodermic needle and a blue plastic spoon, reports stated.

Police found a two-inch smoking pipe with suspected marijuana residue hidden inside a lipstick holder in Elias' fanny pack, reports stated.

According to reports, a background check on Elias showed she had an outstanding warrant against her for failing to appear in court on driving on a suspended license charge.

Police arrested Elias for the outstanding warrant and cited her on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia, trespassing and outstanding warrants.

She was transported to pre-trial services and released.

A student reported Monday afternoon that his car was burglarized while it was parked in a UA lot, reports stated.

The student said he parked his 1996 Pontiac Firebird in a lot at 1721 E. Enke Drive on Sept. 5.

According to reports, when the student returned five days later, he noticed his Oakley sunglasses were missing along with $1,120 worth of compact discs, reports stated.

The student said the doors to his car were locked, reports stated.

According to reports, there was no damage to the vehicle.

A student reported receiving prank phone calls Monday afternoon in her dorm room.

The student said she received three hang-up calls while she was in her dorm room in Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road, reports stated.

According to reports, the student said she traced two of the three calls using "*57."

The student said she wanted police to get the identification of the caller through the phone company, reports stated.

Police told the student they could get the identification of the caller but the student would not be given the information unless she pressed charges, reports stated.

The student said she did not want to press charges if the caller was identified, reports stated.

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